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Coronation of Charles III: but by the way, are there going to be any repeats?

Charles III will be crowned on May 6 at Westminster Abbey. In the meantime, the king and queen have begun rehearsals to avoid a faux pas on the big day.

The coronation of Charles III is one of the most anticipated events in the United Kingdom. It has been seventy years since the British have had a new sovereign. Highly symbolic, the day of May 6, 2023, will be a milestone in history. And the Palace is gradually lifting the veil on the smooth running of the event. On Saturday the coronation ceremony will take place, on Sunday there will be street parties in the form of communal picnics and neighbors’ parties, and in the evening a concert with several personalities will be held in Windsor.

This Sunday, March 12, The Mail on Sunday has just revealed that a “top secret” operation was underway in the ballroom of Buckingham Palace “to reproduce the coronation scene”. The “courtiers”, as the Palace employees are called, are working King Charles III and the Queen Consort, Camilla Parker Bowles, on a “choreography” to perfect their footwork. Stairs would have been built in such a way as to be no different from those in Westminster Abbey. “As they enter their 70s, laden with crowns and heavy robes, it will be a feat of endurance. So it is essential that the steps are not a surprise on the big day,” a source told the British magazine.

The organization disturbed by family tensions?

The training should take place in the coming weeks. The real crowns will be used to perfect the rehearsals. But if the organization seems to be settled like paper music, shadow areas remain. The many tensions that currently animate the royal family question the presence of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the coronation of Charles III, although the king has clearly expressed the desire to see his youngest son.

Photo credits: Agency / Bestimage

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